Located 12km from the capital of Mahon, Alaior is the third largest town on the island of Menorca. Famously the cheese capital of Menorca, it is an ideal place to make a base on the island, away from the tourist crowds. A holiday rental apartment in Alaior is best suited for those of a more independent nature, and especially those that would like to explore this fascinating island, whilst at the same time enjoying home comforts. The self catering accommodation in Alaior is furnished and equipped with all the mod-cons that make life easy, comfortable and relaxing.
There are a number of activities that you can take part in whilst on holiday in Alaior, each one taking advantage of the Menorcan countryside and coast. Horse riding in the area is popular, and you can arrange anything from a 30 minute trot to a half day trek. Club Saint Jaime, which is 8km away, has a great mini water park and also landscaped gardens where an afternoon picnic might be in order. Golfers will be happy with the Golf Son Parc course, and of course, the coast is close by with almost limitless water based leisure activities.
There are many day trips that can be made from your self catering accommodation in Alaior in order to see some of the highlights that Menorca has to offer. For a fun day out, try visiting Cala en Porter, which is Menorca’s oldest and most popular resort. If you desire a slice of culture and want to learn something more about the history of the island, then there are several archaeological sites that you can visit. These include Torralbad’en Salord with its megalithic rock formations and the Roman Basilicas at Son Bou. There are also many interesting caves dotted around the island and coast, all of which can be visited at your own pace if you have access to a hire car.
The climate that you can expect whilst on holiday in Alaior is a Mediterranean one. This is characterised by warm summers and mild winters. June, July, August and September are the warmest months. The temperature rarely drops below 20 degrees Celsius during this period and can reach up to 30 degrees during the heat of the day. Rainfall during this period is minimal during June, July and August, but picks up again in September when 48mm can be expected. However, when compared to the rain in the UK, it is certainly nothing to write home about!
If you are considering booking a holiday rental villa in Alaior, then the next step is to look into how to actually get there! Menorca Airport (MAH) is located in the south of this small island, and takes in flights from many European cities. Travellers from the UK may be interested in services such as BMI Baby flying out of East Midlands airport (EMA), easyJet flying out of Manchester (MAN) and Monarch flying out of London Gatwick (LGW) amongst others.